The Esplanade drive is one that you should do!
All along the way, there are walkways of some sort to the Beach and cliffs below. Don't worry, not all are steps, so people with problems can still make it down.
There is a proper walking trail that begins from the mouth of the Onkaparinga River to Moana caravan park. This would be lovely to do. There are plenty of seats along the way and FREE toilets. House's, gardens and Norfolk pines line the other side of the street.
Port Noarlunga to Moana
Have they done a lot of work here! Proper look-out and an amazing walkway down the cliffs and onto the beach. The views of the Onkaparinga river estuary are wonderful.
Once on the beach, more amazing viewing as I look back to the cliffs and find they are coloured! The Cliffs are layered in sand, marl and limestone and the colours are stunning!
They were many Pigeon holes in the cliffs.
Further around, the limestone was beautifully sculptured, and I found a group of people learning to surf. A fisherman was standing in the Ocean, and while I was watching him, he caught a fish.
A lovely area to spend some time!
The steps to the Beach are no good for people with walking difficulties. They are steep, and there are a 100 or more!
After seeing Jublilee Playground, we turn into Weatherald Terrace which follows the Onkaparinga river to where it enters the ocean. There is a walk bridge across the river with leads to the sandhills and the ocean beach. There is a short walking trail along the beach and dunes.
Fishing is popular as is kayaking, as Kayaks can be hired here. Plenty of Bird life too!
Cuttlefish are marine animals, NOT a fish but molluscs.
Cuttlefish have an internal shell, 8 arms and 2 tentacles. They eat small molluscs, crabs, shrimp, fish, octopuses, worms, and other cuttlefish.
Located on the Beaches at Port Noarlunga and surrounds, are heaps of cuttlebones. These are the skeletons of the cuttlefish. The cuttlebone acts as a buoyancy mechanism for the animal, enabling the cuttlefish to remain on the bottom or swim freely at any depth. If you find Teeth punctures in regular rows on the bones, then this Cuttlefish may have been attacked by dolphins or sea lions, which are one of their main predators.
If you have caged Birds, then you can pick up the Cuttlefish and take home for them, they will love you for-ever.
Christies Beach is the suburb before we reached Port Noarlunga.
It was here, in LohmannPark, where I saw the bronze sculpture of two Aboriginal people sitting and
contemplating the area. It is known as the "Rainmakers," a sculpture I really liked.
The statue was unveiled by the then Premier of South Australia, Frank Walsh on 21 May 1965.
Lohmann Park, on the corner of Gulfview and Galloway Roads, Christies Beach.